Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thankful for Autumn SUO158 & SIP67


This card qualifies for TWO challenges today! I haven't played along with any SUO Challenges since I was a design team member there, so it feels good to be playing again! The SUO #158 Challenge this week is to create a Thanksgiving or thankful-themed card, and the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #67 is a sketch challenge, so I was able to combine them both into this card. Here is the sketch:


The nights are getting cooler and the leaves are just beginning to change into their fall colors around here.....well, the ones that haven't turned brown and dropped already. Not only are we seeing a bit more color, but the slant of the autumn sun lends a beautiful golden light to everything. It's hard to describe, but so pretty to see, especially in the late afternoon. I added a bit of So Saffron sponging behind the tree to try to mimic it, but it really doesn't show much in the photo.

Here's the "How To"
 Image: Very Vanilla 2-7/8" x 4"
 Mat: Pear Pizzazz 3" x 4-1/8"
 Embossed strip: Very Vanilla 1-1/2" x 5-1/4"
 Fence: Soft Suede 1-1/4" x 4-1/4"
 Card base: Very Vanilla 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/4"
  1. Emboss Very Vanilla strip with Woodgrain embossing folder and adhere to card base on left side.
  2. Stamp greeting in Early Espresso at bottom of image panel. Stamp grass in Pear Pizzazz above greeting. Stamp tree in Early Espresso. Use small leaf cluster to stamp leaves in Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder randomly on tree and grass below.
  3. Adhere to Pear Pizzazz mat, and then to card base.
  4. Die cut fence from Soft Suede strip and cut fence posts loose from remainder of cardstock. Adhere to card base with liquid glue.
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18 comments:

  1. Cute card, Cindy! I love the tree image with leaves on the ground, and the little fence really finishes things off. Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamp Ink Paper!

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  2. Cindy, SUPER cute card! Saw it out at SIP and had to pop out and tell you how much I liked it - perfect and simple! Love it!

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    1. Heather, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! I really do appreciate it. :-)

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  3. This is such a sweet card! I love the crisp, clean look with the little pops of color! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. What a lovely card, Cindy. I really need to get this stamp set! All the wonderful projects created with this set is amazing. Thank you for playing along with over at the SUOC blog. Take care and hope to see you around for more of challenges!

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    1. Thank you, Jason! And yes, you really NEED that stamp set! 😄

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  5. What a gorgeous card for our thankful challenge. I love the fence detail too. So glad you joined the fun at SUO.

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  6. Awesome card my friend!! LOVE it!! Thanks for playing along in our challenge!!

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  7. LOVE how you used just a few scattered colored leaves in the tree...so light and airy! Also love the fence line! Thanks for playing along with the "thankful" challenge this time on SUO Challenges!

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  8. I just love how the simplicity of your background lets your tree and fence just get center stage! Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!

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  9. Your fall card is gorgeous! I especially like how you added that fence and the pretty color of leaves on your tree. Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge.

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    1. Thanks, Cindee! (Great name, by the way.) :)

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